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    Choice AU 1839-C Quarter Eagle

    1839-C $2 1/2 AU55 NGC. Winter 3-C, McCloskey-C, Breen-6150, R.3. A nicely struck and partly lustrous honey-gold example. A pair of marks near the nose provide the only noticeable contact. This die marriage was once considered to be an 1839/8-C, however, the Guide Book currently states, "So-called '9 over 8' varieties for P, C and D mints are made from defective punches." The 3 in the date is clearly repunched south, and both sides have three lengthy, prominent die cracks. The second and final year of Charlotte Mint production of the Classic Head type.(#7699) (Registry values: P5)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25G4, PCGS# 7699)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 89.92% Gold, 10.08% Copper


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2005
    4th-7th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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    Classic Head Quarter Eagles Die Variety Guide

    The series of Classic Head quarter eagles issued from 1834 to 1839 includes 28 different individual die varieties. To date nothing has been published regarding each of the varieties. This guide provides identification and photos of the individual varieties with an of rarity for each variety.

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